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Cleveland State University

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1964
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 9,224
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $6,373,424
Admissions Address

2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.0
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jill Jeppe-Oakley
Admissions office telephone: (216) 687-2100
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: May 1
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.csuohio.edu/admissions/application.html Tuition deposit: N/A (Refundable by January 19)
Room deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 3
Science 2 3
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 1 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 13 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 16
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Considered
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 74%
Total applicants: 3,216
Total acceptances: 2,374
Total freshman enrollment: 1,040
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 1,427
Male acceptances: 1,057
Male freshman enrollment: 465
Female applicants: 1,789
Female acceptances: 1,317
Female freshman enrollment: 575
Out-of-state freshmen: 5%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 28%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 64%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 76%
Average high school GPA: 2.0
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 35%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 400 – 530
Math: 400 – 550
Combined: 800 – 1080

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A 2.0%
600-699 N/A 11.0%
500-599 N/A 31.0%
400-499 N/A 34.0%
300-399 N/A 20.0%
200-299 N/A 2.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 73%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 17 – 22

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% 5.0% 1.0%
24-29 18.0% 22.0% 18.0%
18-23 47.0% 37.0% 38.0%
12-17 33.0% 33.0% 42.0%
6-11 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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